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Jorg Muller quickest in final practice

Jorg MullerJorg Muller topped the timesheet in Saturday's final World Touring Car free practice at Curitiba.

Although the times were more than half a second slower than those set earlier today when SEAT locked out the top five places, BMW had three cars in the top four this afternoon.

Reigning world champion Yvan Muller was second quickest after setting the pace in the earlier session. Andy Priaulx and Augusto Farfus went third and fourth fastest for BMW, ahead of SEAT Sport teammates Rickard Rydell and Gabriele Tarquini.

Alain Menu was the best of the Chevrolets in seventh place, with Tiago Monteiro eighth and Felix Porteiro the top independent in ninth. Nicola Larini completed the top 10 for Chevrolet.

The field was once again tightly packed around Curitiba's twisty 3.7km lap, with the top 14 cars all within a second of Muller's benchmark.

Tom Coronel has endured a difficult start to his independent campaign, completing just half a lap of yesterday's test session because of a broken fuel hose, and missing more time today due to a clutch problem.

Pos Driver                 Car            Time         Gap
 1. Jorg Muller            BMW            1:25.463  
 2. Yvan Muller            SEAT           1:25.497  +0.034
 3. Andy Priaulx           BMW            1:25.567  +0.104
 4. Augusto Farfus         BMW            1:25.582  +0.119
 5. Rickard Rydell         SEAT           1:25.651  +0.188
 6. Gabriele Tarquini      SEAT           1:26.021  +0.558
 7. Alain Menu             Chevrolet      1:26.033  +0.570
 8. Tiago Monteiro         SEAT           1:26.098  +0.635
 9. Felix Porteiro         BMW            1:26.160  +0.697
10. Nicola Larini          Chevrolet      1:26.241  +0.778
11. Sergio Hernandez       BMW            1:26.253  +0.790
12. Jordi Gene             SEAT           1:26.271  +0.808
13. Rob Huff               Chevrolet      1:26.317  +0.854
14. Alex Zanardi           BMW            1:26.435  +0.972
15. Kristian Poulsen       BMW            1:26.679  +1.216
16. Marin Colak            SEAT           1:26.744  +1.281
17. Tom Coronel            SEAT           1:26.801  +1.338
18. Frank Engstler         BMW            1:26.811  +1.348
19. Stefano D'Aste         BMW            1:26.843  +1.380
20. Jaap van Lagen         Lada           1:26.991  +1.528
21. Tom Boardman           SEAT           1:27.183  +1.720
22. Kirill Ladygin         Lada           1:28.090  +2.627
23. George Tanev           BMW            1:28.194  +2.731
24. Viktor Shapovalov      Lada           1:29.327  +3.864
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